Born, January 28th, 1856, in Ireland. Of Irish ancestry. Son of Peter Clair, and his wife, Anne Underwood, both Irish.
Emigrated to Canada with his parents, and was educated at the Public School, Clairs, N.B.
Located at Clairs, Madawaska Co., N.B. and engaged in the mercantile and lumbering business.
Married, Jan. 11th, 1880, to Miss Georgina Levesque, daughter of Firman Levesque, Farmer & Black Smith, St. Pascal, P.Q., and Baker Brook, N.B. Family of three sons and two daughters.
First elected to the House of Assembly, as one of the members for Madawaska Co., at the G.E. of Feb. 28th, 1903, and sat that Legislature until its dissolution in 1908. At the G.E. of March 3rd, 1908, he was defeated and subsequently retired from active political life.
He subsequently entered the employ of the Canadian Government Railways, and served with that company a few years.
He died, July 3rd, 1917, at Clairs, N.B., aged sixty-one years. Buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Clairs, N.B.
In Politics: a Liberal.
In Religion: a Roman Catholic.
|1. Son: James T.||(b. Feb. 4th, 1886) Clairs, N.B. Merchant and Lumberman|
|2. ” : John||Lumberman, Merchant — Clairs, N.B.|
|3. ” : George||Automobile & Truck Dealer, Garage Owner, Three Rivers, P.Q.|
|4. Dau: Nora||Mar. John O’Brien, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Hotel Owner & Insurance Agent.|
|5. ” : Lillian||Grey Nun Superior, Montreal, Baker Brook, and Clairs, N.B.|
MC1156 – Graves Papers